Kent Distracted Driving Accident Attorney
Fighting for Compensation When Crashes Involve Texting or Cell Phones
Car accidents caused by driver texting and driver cell phone usage have unfortunately become all too common. Some studies have even shown that using a cell phone while driving can be almost as hazardous as driving while intoxicated. Texting is likely even more distracting, as drivers must pay complete attention to their phone while entering or reading text.
Understanding the Types of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is a serious issue that can lead to devastating consequences. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that distracted driving claimed 2,841 lives in 2018 alone. While texting or using a cell phone while driving is a common form of distracted driving, there are several other types that you should be aware of:
- Visual distraction: Taking your eyes off the road, such as looking at a GPS or checking your makeup.
- Auditory distraction: Listening to loud music or engaging in a conversation that distracts you from driving.
- Cognitive distraction: Daydreaming, being lost in thought, or focusing on external events instead of the road.
- Manual distraction: Eating, drinking, smoking, or adjusting the radio while driving.
At Dore Law Group, PLLC, our Kent distracted driving accident attorney is experienced in handling cases involving all types of distracted driving. We understand the complexities of proving fault and will fight tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve.
How Do You Prove Distracted Driving?
When a motor vehicle accident occurs that injures one of our clients, we want to know what the driver was doing immediately prior to the accident. If they were in fact texting or using a cell phone, this can be strong evidence they may not have been paying full attention to driving, and that they are responsible for causing the accident.
Fortunately, we no longer have to rely solely on eye-witness accounts or the testimony that the other driver may give about what he or she was doing immediately before the accident occurred. Instead, we can obtain phone and texting records to determine whether the driver was using a cell phone at the time the accident.
Investigating whether driver texting or cell phone usage occurred at the time of an accident is only one aspect of how we investigate car and truck accidents on behalf of those injured.
Why You Need an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Dealing with the aftermath of a distracted driving accident can be overwhelming and stressful. In addition to physical injuries, there may be emotional trauma, lost wages, and mounting medical bills. It's important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer to guide you through the process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
At Dore Law Group, PLLC, our Kent distracted driving accident attorney has handled numerous cases involving distracted driving, including those caused by texting or cell phone use. We understand the complexities of proving fault and liability in these cases, and we have the resources and expertise to build a strong case on your behalf.
Some reasons why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer include:
- They have knowledge of the legal system and personal injury laws
- They can help you navigate the complex legal process
- They can negotiate with insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
- They can gather evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts to build a strong case
- They can represent you in court if necessary
Don't try to handle a distracted driving accident case on your own. Contact our Kent personal injury law firm today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been injured in a car or truck accident in Kent or throughout Washington State due to a driver texting or using a cell phone, call us at (253) 236-3888. We offer a free no-obligation consultation so that we may learn about your case, and so that you can learn how we may be able to help you.
Our Kent car accident attorneys have years of experience in successfully representing clients in personal injury cases, and, if retained, we will work hard to prove each and every aspect of your case and to obtain for you the full measure of damages to which you may be entitled.
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